RizzOMG: Anthony Rizzo Just Pulled from Today’s Iowa Cubs Game (UPDATE: Debut Tomorrow)

According to multiple eye witness accounts, Chicago Cubs prospect Anthony Rizzo was just pulled in the third inning of today’s Iowa Cubs game, under circumstances that made it pretty clear it was an amicable pull.

In other words, he’s on his way to Chicago.

The Cubs start a three game set with the Mets tonight at Wrigley Field, and it would be surprising if he started for the Cubs on the same day that he’d started a game at Iowa, but it’s conceivable he could be brought up and put on the bench tonight. It’s far more likely, though, that the official move will come tomorrow, and Rizzo will be starting at first base for the Cubs against Dillon Gee tomorrow night.

When the move is official, I’ll have more thoughts, including strong words of caution about the hype train.

UPDATE: Paul Sullivan says a source confirmed that Rizzo’s debut will indeed come tomorrow night. To which I say …. YES!!! I’ll be in the right field bleachers, waiting to catch Rizzo’s first homer as a Cub.

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

169 responses to “RizzOMG: Anthony Rizzo Just Pulled from Today’s Iowa Cubs Game (UPDATE: Debut Tomorrow)”

  1. Jason "Thundermug"

    You type Cubs Anthony Rizzo and see images on yahoo images and eventually you see him in a Cubs 44 Jersey

  2. Jzwizard

    Well I guess my plans for tomorrow have changed. Forget rec league softball, I’m going to Wrigley!!!!

  3. loyal100more

    THE RIZZO ERA HAS BEGAN IN CHI-TOWN!!!

  4. loyal100more

    let the nick-names began as well…

  5. Tony

    Enjoy the game Brett! Hopefully he’ll have a great debut!

  6. Patrick W.

    Look, I’m all for tempering expectations and all, but not to the point of thinking if be puts up Jeff Baker numbers I’d be happy with it. 285/325/425 18/45 is my tempered expectation. :)

    1. Rob

      I would be all kinds of happy with that for this year. With a full season in 2013, I’d like to see a better OBP and 20-25 homers, but we’ll see. Fingers crossed.

  7. Adam

    Of all the bad games that could be on WCIU why this one

  8. The Raptor

    Rizzo ====== Babe Ruth